If you have never heard of the delightfully remote Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique, then you have probably never heard of the famous and idyllic Ibo Island Lodge? This glorious island destination offers a holiday brimming with scenic beauty, adventure ocean activities, a secret sandbank beach, historical architecture and friendly people with a unique culture.
The idyllic Ibo Island Lodge is renowned for its:
- 3 restored historical mansions
- Secret sandbanks beach
- Island hopping dhow safaris
- Individually designed rooms with antiques and handcrafted furnishings
- Wide verandas, stunning views and sunset lounge plus glamorous rooftop restaurant
- 16-meter rim flow pool, tropical gardens with fantastic birdlife
- Beach picnics, scuba diving and swimming with dolphins, sea kayaking
- Massages in a unique island style atmosphere
Style and Comfort
The stylish Ibo Island Lodge from the colonial period has been fully renovated and all rooms are spacious and well decorated. The pool is fantastic with a view over the mangroves and the food is delicious. Ibo also offers many activities several of which are complementary and the service is exemplary.
Fantastic Cocktails and Views
Do not miss out on the views from the restaurant, the best place on the island, to enjoy a tasty cocktail while seeing the sunset over the sea. Yes, Ibo Island Lodge is a unique island experience with the opportunity to immerse oneself in a community with a rich history and culture. If you’re looking for lodge experience which mixes great food, culture, service and endless activities then Ibo Island Lodge is a great destination.
Meet Dolphins Underwater
Go snorkelling with both dolphins and turtles which is superb and ask for breakfast on the sandbar – highly recommended. Enjoy a guided bird walk and see up to 30 species of birds. The sandbank beach is a 30-minute boat ride away (weather dependent) so you cannot walk out of the lodge straight onto the beach although the lodge has beautiful pools and gardens which are shielded from the wind.
Indulge in an unforgettable experience filled with excellent food, exciting activities, beautiful interior design and history and culture, starting from the lodge and extending throughout the island. The service is absolutely excellent and the vibe is relaxed and serene. You may not want to leave but will definitely return home refreshed and mind-blown. The short flight from Ibo to Pemba is also an amazing experience! The crumbling town has been brought back to life by tourism that was kick-started by Ibo Island Lodge and it’s a wonderful place to spend a couple of days.